Porterville man arrested on child abuse charges

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A Porterville man was arrested Friday on child abuse charges, the Porterville Police Department said.

On Oct. 7, officers responded to Sierra View Medical Center for a child abuse report.

Officers learned that the juvenile victim had suffered significant injuries to his face and head while in the care of Alejandro Carillo, police said.

Efforts to locate Carillo were unsuccessful at the time.

On Friday, further investigation by the Police Department led to the arrest of Carillo, who was located in Delano.

Carillo was later booked at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office on felony child abuse charges and is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bail.

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